General VA Resources

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online educational and support resource for cancer patients and caregivers. We are dedicated to providing answers to patients. We have a range of information on our site that talks about the cancer itself, the types of treatment that is expected, and preventative measures. Since mesothelioma is a rare cancer, we like to put a big focus on the care a patient needs. To further assist them on their journey, we provide a list of doctors and cancer clinics that specialize in this diagnosis. It is our mission to continually provide relevant, timely, and factual information so that we can support those who are suffering. This in information is especially beneficial for veterans, who tend to have a much higher rate of asbestos exposure. 
Additionally, we are constantly updating our blog with new information about cancer, survivorship, ways to navigate a diagnosis, and survivor stories to spread hope. We are very active with our community on social channels. Our Facebook, and Twitter are the two main outlets we use to connect with and advocate for caregivers, family, and patients. We would love to join your community and spread the word. Please take a look at our site: Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance


Making the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenge for veterans, and finding their next career move even more of one. Fortunately, many career fields are a natural fit for a veteran's skills, experience and dispositions, including healthcare. The guide below covers the entire process for making the move to a civilian healthcare career including:

  • How to identify healthcare that are the best match for your military skills, experience and title
  • Advice for choosing military-friendly schools, including those participating in veteran financial aid programs like the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Taking advantage of transition assistance programs (TAPs) offered by each branch of the military 
  • Tips on marketing yourself and highlighting your strengths as a veteran

Get hired in Healthcare: An online guide for student veterans.

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